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Lending a hand

Lending a hand

A growing number of people in recovery are working in the recovery fields, bringing a unique perspective to treatment programs. RENEW caught up with a few of these people to discuss how they’ve moved from helping themselves to helping others.

 
Sending surf to the dogs

Sending surf to the dogs

She may have failed puppy school, but Ricochet, the surfing dog, has found her niche helping others on and off the waves.

 
Riding the wave to recovery

Riding the wave to recovery

More and more addicts are centering themselves while hitting the surf.

 
LGBT & Sober

LGBT & Sober

Recovery is never easy, but with better programs and counselors for the LGBT community, it’s getting better.

 
Products, apps and podcasts to boost your recovery

Products, apps and podcasts to boost your recovery

The more tools to aid in your recovery the better. Here are a few of our favorites.

 
Jason’s Transformation

Jason’s Transformation

He’s swapped partying on “The Hills” for living soberly with his soul mate. M.T.V. star Jason Wahler discusses addiction, recovery and young love.

 
Recovery on Screen: Films (and books) that place recovery center stage

Recovery on Screen: Films (and books) that place recovery center stage

In early recovery especially, it may be easier to stay in with good friends than testing yourself in the bar scene. Grab some popcorn and a cozy blanket, and spend an evening with these movies that are sure to entertain and inspire you.

 
Revive Your Recovery

Revive Your Recovery

As the summer wraps up and people return to routine, it’s a perfect time to evaluate your recovery. This week we’ll be looking at ways to breathe new life into your journey.

 
Stop Self-Sabotaging

Stop Self-Sabotaging

Whether by comfort eating, procrastinating or self-medicating, sometimes our failures are caused by our own innate ability to sabotage ourselves. Understanding how and why this happens can take you from self-defeating to self-helping.

 
Earthquakes of the Soul

Earthquakes of the Soul

Following trauma’s fault lines may help us find the source of addiction.

 
Remembering, and reaching out: Because actions matter

Remembering, and reaching out: Because actions matter

Renew blogger Superstar on remembering loved ones who have been lost to mental illness.

 
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